Key Features

  • Content has been assembled by academics and expert clinicians with input from physiologists, pharmacists, medical practitioners and other health professionals.
  • Easy-to-follow body system organization explores pathophysiology concepts related to each system.
  • The clinical case study approach featuring realistic scenarios emphasizes application of pathophysiology and pharmacology concepts in nursing practice.
  • Each chapter includes questions and reflective learning exercises to reinforce important concepts.
  • A holistic framework is presented as a method for assessing major health problems.
  • Key aspects of biological and behavioral sciences are integrated into the chapters.

Table of Contents

1. Caring for people with health breakdown

2. Infectious disease health breakdown

3. Genetic health breakdown

4. Endocrine health breakdown

5. Cardiovascular health breakdown

6. Respiratory health breakdown

7. Renal health breakdown

8. Neurological health breakdown

9. Gastrointestinal health breakdown

10. Reproductive health breakdown

11. Musculoskeletal health breakdown

12. Haematological health breakdown

13. Immune health breakdown

14. Oncological health breakdown

15. Ageing and health breakdown

16. Mental health breakdown

17. Palliation and health breakdown


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Mosby Australia
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About the authors

Esther Chang

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, University of Western Sydney, NSW, Australia

John Daly

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, NSW